Conferencing?..In addition to offering the businessman, company representatives and conference delegates internet and faxing facilities, our thatched conference centre caters for any corporate occasion for up to 30 delegates. Our experienced conference organizers will ensure that your conference is a success. We offer a data projector and screen, computer facilities, surround sound, great snacks and a licensed cash bar.
For the not so busy?If you would like to just relax and unwind for a while, we have two swimming pools as well as a heated spa bath. The gardens at the Lapha are a beauty in themselves, with their rich bird life and plentiful water features. We invite our guests to take a stroll through them during the day.
The Lapha B&B and Conference Centre is situated in the picturesque town of Dundee, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and mountains of Northern KwaZulu Natal. This area is host to some of the most renowned battlefields in the world. The truly genuine hospitality and efficient service from the staff at The Lapha, make every guest feel at home.
In Room Facilities:
DVD player and Television
Tea and coffee facilities
Dundee is a quaint little town, with a friendly community always willing to welcome any visitors to the area. We are conveniently situated in close proximity to the CBD ( three blocks) but are still in a quiet corner away from noise. We are only three blocks away from the 18 hole golf course, which offers a good day out on the greens as well as tennis and squash courts. We are walking distance from our ever popular bowling green, and only five minutes drive from the internationally acclaimed Talana museum.
This area is rich in history and is home to top class battlefield guides. We arrange tours to:
Isandlwana & Rorkes Drift: Enjoy a day out on these two extraordinary battle sites. The battle of Isandlwana, where the British were defeated by 25 000 Zulus, will live forever in the annals of military history. Cairns mark the places where British soldiers fell and were later buried. Rorkes Drift reveals a gripping tale of 100 British soldiers repelling 4 000 Zulus, and despite overwhelming odds, stood victorious after twelve hours of fighting. A record number of eleven Victoria Crosses were awarded to the defenders ? the highest number of VCs ever awarded by Britain in one battle.
The Battle of Blood River Site: A tragic story from 1838. Negotiations for land between the King of the Zulus (Dingane) and the Boer leader (Piet Retief) were unsuccessful, and due to misunderstandings, a group of 101 Voortrekkers were killed at Kwamatiwane (hill of execution). As a result, the Boers made a vow that if God grant them victory over the Zulus, they would build a church in thanksgiving and commemorate the event annually. Later that month, 15 000 Zulus attacked 460 Voortrekkers at Blood River. The Boers were indeed victorious. Today, at the site of the Battle of Blood River, there is a stone memorial and striking replica of the Voortrekker laager (circle of wagons) cast in bronze. A stone cairn marks the centre point of the laager, indicating the spot where the Covenant was made.
Zulu Cultural areas: This outing aims to give one a glimpse into the lives, homes and customs of the modern Zulu people. Spend a fascinating day out in Zululand visiting rural Zulu homesteads, chat to the residents via your experienced guide and be enlightened as to their way of life.